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Lauren Weisberger’s 5 Favorite NYC Spots

June 4, 2013 6:00 AM

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By Lauren Weisberger

Photo Credit: Simon & Schuster

Photo Credit: Simon & Schuster

Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and its upcoming sequel, Revenge Wears Prada from sister company Simon & Schuster. In Revenge Wears Prada, Andy Sachs is now running a successful high fashion bridal magazine with fellow ex-Miranda Priestly assistant, Emily Charlton and she’s about to be married. But Miranda, the devil herself, still haunts her every move.

Lauren, a bestselling author, is one of New York’s most fashionable residents herself. She shares some of her favorite NYC places to experience the city’s fashion, food and art scenes.

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Photo Credit: Westville Via Facebook

Photo Credit: Westville Via Facebook

Westville
246 W 18th Street
New York, NY
212.924.2223
212.924.2201
www.westvillenyc.com

I wouldn’t exactly call it healthy, but all the food is super fresh and incredibly tasty. Easily the best comfort food (and those market sides!) in NYC. I eat in or order out from here at least three times a week.

The Commons Via Facebook

The Commons Via Facebook

The Commons
128 7th Avenue at 18th Street
New York, NY
(212) 929-9333
www.thecommonschelsea.com

It’s a minuscule coffee shop in Chelsea that makes a killer skim latte. Sweet owners, open-air windows, and a bench right outside make it just about the perfect place to spend twenty minutes.

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Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Koreatown
Between 31st and 33rd Streets
Fifth Avenue, and the Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

32nd between Fifth and Sixth has a high concentration of insanely good restaurants. It’s always fun to wander around here and duck into any place that looks interesting—it will most likely be delicious.

Photo Credit: Museum Of Natural History

Photo Credit: Museum Of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100
www.amnh.org

I loved it here as a child, and now I love bringing my own children to check out all the animals and the planetarium. The Butterfly Exhibit is our current favorite.

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Photo Credit: Madison Square Park via Facebook

Madison Square Park
23 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 538-4071
www.madisonsquarepark.org

And not just Shake Shack (although I’d die without it). All summer long they have free concerts, performances and exhibits. There aren’t as many tourists as Union Square or Washington Square Park, and we always run into friends from the neighborhood.

You can follow Lauren on Twitter or Facebook, or visit LaurenWeisberger.com to learn more.

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